10 foods pregnant women shouldn’t eat

More than just healthy eating

Though you should eat lots of healthy foods while you are pregnant, there are some items that you should avoid.

Although pregnancy is, for many women, a time of unprecedented healthy eating, there should be more to your food choices than health because some foods may be risky for you and your growing baby. The following foods may contain bacteria, parasites, or other things that could negatively affect both you and your baby.

Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, December 2018

References

  1. Foodsafety.gov: Checklist of foods to avoid during pregnancy.
  2. Food and Drug Administration: Food safety for moms-to-be.

Comments

    1. I will be honest, in researching this topic it was news to me too – I am not much of a raw foods person so it was surprising!

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  1. I had no idea about sprouts!

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